Cold front continues to bring lower temperatures

Thursday, December 9, 2010

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan remained under the influence of a cold front yesterday, with temperatures dropping as low as 9.4 degrees Celsius in Danshui in northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported.

The cold front, which the CWB expects to keep a chill in the air until Friday, sent the mercury falling to its lowest level in Taiwan since temperatures began to cool.

The CWB said temperatures would range between 11 degrees and 21 degrees on Wednesday, and the skies over most parts of the country would remain clear because of the dry air brought to Taiwan by the cold front.

Hualien and Taitung counties along Taiwan's eastern coast were expected to see more clouds than in other areas, forecasters said.

The CWB predicted temperatures for Wednesday of 11-16 degrees in northern Taiwan, 12-18 degrees in central Taiwan, and 13-21 degrees in southern Taiwan.

The mercury should fall below 10 degrees overnight in areas north of Chiayi County and along the northeastern coast.

The cold weather will last until Friday, according to the bureau.

A low temperature warning has been issued to remind people and fish breeders to take necessary precautions, the bureau said.

Meanwhile, on Jade Mountain, also known as Yushan, temperatures fell as low as minus 8.3 degrees early Wednesday morning, the lowest reading seen anywhere in Taiwan since temperatures started to cool.

After the sun came out, temperatures warmed to minus 4-5 degrees, according to the staff manning a weather monitoring station on the mountain in central Taiwan.

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